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Old 10-05-2016, 08:36 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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I would agree that Fort Worth is a very ignored major city
-WT
It's because its the secondary city in its metro. If Fort Worth was 100 miles west of where its at, it would likely get more attention.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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San Antonio
El Paso
Albuquerque
Fresno
Wichita
Corpus Christi
Laredo
Lubbock
Reno
Knoxville

This also could be because I'm from the east coast and live in the Midwest and therefore my social circles and news sources don't spend much time on the above cities.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:52 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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San Antonio
El Paso
Albuquerque
Fresno
Wichita
Corpus Christi
Laredo
Lubbock
Reno
Knoxville

This also could be because I'm from the east coast and live in the Midwest and therefore my social circles and news sources don't spend much time on the above cities.
San Antonio is the only "major" city on that list. The rest are small, regional cities at best.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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San Antonio is the only "major" city on that list. The rest are small, regional cities at best.
Yeah I suppose I did use a liberal definition of "major".
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Old 10-06-2016, 06:56 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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Fort Worth - If it was where say, Abilene is rather than 30 miles directly to the west of a major city, it would get a lot more attention and recognition

Hampton Roads area - A lot of people don't realize HR is a metro area of almost 2 million people and Virginia's largest city is in the area. It doesn't have any professional sports teams and there are smaller cities/metros that are well known and have them, not to mention it's off the beaten path and only one major interstate highway links it to the I-95 corridor, and the bridge-tunnels are major traffic chokepoints. It doesn't help that the area is pretty transient due to the heavy military presence, so it doesn't have much of an identity associated with it.

Jacksonville - Overshadowed by Miami, Orlando, and Tampa

Baltimore - DC, Philadelphia, and NYC all surround it and overshadow it

Oklahoma City

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Old 10-06-2016, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I agree with all of these except San Jose. It's the middle of Silicon Valley, which gets enormous attention.
Most people don't know that it is the largest city in the region. It is overshadowed by San Francisco and Oakland in terms of culture and city amenities. Sacramento is overshadowed by the other major cities in California including San Francisco.
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:53 AM
 
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Hampton Roads area - A lot of people don't realize HR is a metro area of almost 2 million people and Virginia's largest city is in the area. It doesn't have any professional sports teams and there are smaller cities/metros that are well known and have them, not to mention it's off the beaten path and only one major interstate highway links it to the I-95 corridor, and the bridge-tunnels are major traffic chokepoints. It doesn't help that the area is pretty transient due to the heavy military presence, so it doesn't have much of an identity associated with it.
I think the issue is that there's no single city of note. Taken alone, Norfolk is on par with Corpus Christi.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:37 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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I think the issue is that there's no single city of note. Taken alone, Norfolk is on par with Corpus Christi.
True. It's the financial/commercial center of HR, but Virginia Beach is larger, but more suburban in nature. And the other cities there are about the same size, so there's no "shining star," so to speak. Just lots of mid-size cities thrown together. It doesn't feel very cohesive at all.
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:22 AM
 
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I don't think Baltimore is overlooked today...maybe when this thread first started that was case but not now...the good things about Baltimore tend to be overlooked but for better or for worse, Baltimore (like Detroit), has a lot of name recognition
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:34 AM
 
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In the past, I heard Baltimore mentioned not too rarely. Though, it was mostly in relation to the musical Hairspray. Cannot get enough of "Good Morning Baltimore."
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